Movie Nights


Join us for Movie Nights, a new series combining great flicks and lively conversation all from the comfort of your own home. You supply the popcorn and we’ll invite the MIT researchers who will weigh in on the movie’s subject area. After we all click PLAY at the same time, we’ll watch the movie, then re-group for more discussion.

Friday, April 23  - The Martian (2015, PG-13)
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST
Watch "The Martian" with MIT researchers who have worked on real Mars missions!

Register for this free, live Zoom webinar

Astronaut Mark Watney is assumed dead and left behind when his crew is forced to leave Mars during a violent storm. Injured, alone, and low on supplies, he must "science the s*** out of" his situation to get back in contact with Earth and survive the months until a rescue mission can reach him.

This event is being offered as part of the Cambridge Science Festival.

PLEASE NOTE: The MIT Museum cannot stream these movies directly. Participants will need to stream, rent, or purchase the films themselves, or simply join us for the discussion.


The MIT Museum aims to make its online programs accessible to as many individuals as possible. Live closed captioning services (CART) will be provided when requested at least two weeks in advance of a program. Please email to request CART services or suggest other accommodations that would help you fully participate in this program.